Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Use culture tourism to fulfil vision of Baram

MIRI: Telang Usan assemblyman Lihan Jok is banking on the unique culture and tradition of the Orang Ulu to fulfil part of the state’s ‘one industry one division’ vision.

He said the huge Baram district has the potential to attract the world’s attention by way of tourism based on the unique culture of its people.

The asset of the people, according to him, is their colourful culture which, if promoted and marketed outside the country, could attract a certain type of tourists.

Consequently, he believed that the people could participate in the industry and benefit from it.

To him this would be a commonsensical alternative to planting oil palm despite the extremely attractive price of the commodity.

The way he looked at it, his people “cannot possibly take part” in opening oil palm plantations because the undertaking required big capital and high expertise.

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